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Gareth Bale completes loan move to Tottenham Hotspur from Real Madrid

September 19, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Gareth Bale completed a season-long loan move from Real Madrid to Tottenham on Saturday, seven years after leaving the English Premier League club.

(CNN)Gareth Bale completed a season-long loan move from Real Madrid to Tottenham on Saturday, seven years after leaving the English Premier League club.

Bale signed for Real Madrid for a then world record fee of $132. 9 million and the Welshman has enjoyed a trophy-laden spell in the Spanish capital.

However, despite his success and 100 goals for Real, Bale has endured a fractured relationship with both the fans and manager Zinedine Zidane in recent seasons and will hope a move back to a club where he first made his name will revive his career.

Bale's return to North London comes when Spurs are arguably in need of fresh blood, as Jose Mourinho begins his second season at the club.

The team are not blessed with a plethora of options up front, and Bale's injection of pace and keen eye for goal, should also result in an injection of enthusiasm from the club's supporters starved of success.

Bale has been joined from Real Madrid by the defender Sergio Reguilon.

If Bale's performances on the field provide a similar amount of enjoyment, the feelgood factor may well last the entire season at Spurs, and perhaps continue into the next campaign.

In Bale's final season at Spurs in 2012-13, the Welshman had a year to remember:

Tottenham's next game is away to Southampton on Sunday, which happens to be the team Bale left for Spurs back in 2007.

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